Texas Historical Association Quarterly
CORRESPONDENCE FROM THE BRITISH ARCHIVES
CONCERNING TEXAS, 1837-1846
EDITED BY EPHRAIM DOUGLASS ADAMS
ADDINGTON TO ELLIOT'
Draft. F. 0. May 24. 1842.
Capt. Chas. Elliott. R. N.
I am directed by the Earl of Aberdeen to acquaint you that his
Lordship wishes you to proceed to Texas with as little delay as
possible. Your Commission and Instructions are ready to be de-
livered to you at this Office.
H. U. Addington
ABERDEEN TO ELLIOT2
Draft. F. 0. May 27. 1842.
Texas No. 1.
With reference to a Letter from this Department dated the
4th of August last, acquainting you that The Queen had been
graciously pleased to appoint you to be H. M's Consul General to
the Republick of Texas, I enclose to you herewith Her Majesty's
Commission to that Effect, and I have to desire you to proceed
to your Post with all convenient Speed.
You will lose no time in making yourself conversant with the
details of the Consular Service and with the Nature and extent
of your Duties as pointed out in the General Instructions of
1F. O., Texas, Vol. 3. Henry Unwin Addington (1790-1870), perma-
nent under-secretary for foreign affairs. (Stephen, Dictionary of Na-
IF. 0., Texas, Vol. 3.
Texas State Historical Association. The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 15, July 1911 - April, 1912. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101056/. Accessed April 1, 2015.